New stealthy fabrics. Specialized whitetail-focused designs. These packs do more than just carry your gear.
ALPS OutdoorZ Impulse Pack. Can your pack make you a better hunter? It can if it’s designed to be as stealthy quiet as possible, with a unique stand-up design built for easier access in cramped ground blinds and treestands. We’re talking the new whitetail-focused and ultra-versatile Impulse ($149.99; 5 lbs. 4 oz., 30L/1,850 cu. inches), which comes wrapped in DeadQuiet fleece (Realtree Edge camo)
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designed to help deaden sound upon contact with brush, making it ideal for still hunting. A smart waterproof membrane protects contents from moisture and prevents “waterlogging” in snowy or rainy conditions. Further enhancing silence is a zipperless main compartment lid that instead uses strong magnets and an aluminum hook closure, and allows for quick, silent opening. The unique stand-upright design delivers easy access while reducing the pack’s footprint in a blind or on a treestand, and a drop-down bow or gun carry pocket helps lighten your load when covering ground.Tenzing Hangtime Day Pack. Whitetails watch out. Designed specifically for treestand hunting, the Hangtime Backpack ($219.99; 1 pound, 14 ounces, 1,600 cu. inches) solves frustrating failures once and for all—with a rigid, EVA-molded shell that holds it shape for simplified use in the field. Store lunch and an extra layer in the 750 cubic inches inside the large main compartment, and react quickly with easy one-handed access through the front or top. Specialized storage space is plentiful for every piece of hunting gear imaginable: from specialized optics and game call pockets, to quiver attachment points and a removable bow carrier.ALPS OutdoorZ Covert Pack. Sleek. Stealthy. That’s the new Covert ($59.99), a lumbar-style pack designed to carry hunt essentials but won’t weigh you down whether you’re going in deep or focused on keeping things simple. The main compartment with internal pockets that include a clear smartphone pocket works great for avid whitetail hunters; you’ll also find a hidden, expandable, hand warmer pocket as well as side storage and water bottle pockets. External lashing points and lashing straps let you add extra gear as needed. The durable, quiet brushed tricot outer fabric features Realtree Edge camo.Mystery Ranch Tech Holster. Keep your smartphone with its HuntStand app info handy with this versatile tech accessory pack ($29.99) built with durable 500D Cordura fabric that’s ready to make most any pack system more efficient. The top-mounted weather-resistant zipper offers access to the primary device compartment that also holds GPS units, canine e-collar remotes and more; you’ll also find a one-hand bungee opening to a secondary external pocket, as well as an internal sleeve pocket that is ideal for cable storage. Pack attachment is made easy with multi-attach MOLLE options to PALS web, a shoulder pad, bino harness, or to a belt. Available in Black, Foliage or Coyote.Blackhawk Cyane Dynamic Pack. Make no mistake, this multi-featured tactical-inspired design ($163.45) also doubles as a versatile hunt pack. With a full 2,000 cubic inches of storage able to handle everything from a day in the whitetail woods to day hunts in the elk mountains, this smart, low-profile design offers the option of durable, lightweight 500 denier ripstop (solid colors) or Cordura (Multicam, shown) nylon. The main compartment offers easy access with front pocket and map pocket, and it also accommodates a full 100-ounce hydration reservoir (sold separately). You’ll also find four adjustable external compression straps that adjust to various loadouts; five internal tie-down loops secure gear as needed.